plasma membrane


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plasma membrane

cell′ mem`brane


n.
the semipermeable membrane enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.plasma membrane - a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cellplasma membrane - a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell; "all cells have a cell membrane"
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
semipermeable membrane - a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
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Positive influence of BHT on post thaw semen quality may be due to the fact that BHT protected plasma membrane fluidity due to its lipid solubility (Khalifa et al.
Among the topics are plasma membrane as a semi-permeable barrier, intracellular transport: learning from pathogens, crossing the endothelial barrier, membrane lipids and drug transport, and intracellular transport to mitochondria and other organelles.
The mechanism of action of these drugs was investigated by detecting changes in the phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure, the plasma membrane permeability, the mitochondrial membrane potential and the ATP level production in the treated parasites.
Frozen straws were thawed at 37degC for 30 seconds in duplicate for the assessment of sperm motility, plasma membrane integrity, viability and chromatin damage at 0, 2 and 4 h post-thaw.
The excitability of neuron is determined by the passive response, also known as the electrotonic response of the plasma membrane.
This causes extensive intracellular ice formation and is detrimental to sperm plasma membrane (Hammerstedt et al.
VP40 is a peripheral membrane protein that regulates viral budding from the plasma membrane.
In our erc-cog project, We found that proper endosomal trafficking is required for functional her2 oncogenic signalling at the plasma membrane.
Cell polarity is the asymmetric organisation of several cellular components, including its plasma membrane, cytoskeleton or organelles.
Testing was consummated for quality characteristics of post-thawed spermatozoa such as motility, viability and plasma membrane integrity.
Using human macrophages they identified that following infection the bacteria can disarm the host macrophages by inducing plasma membrane damage.

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